The major players in global 2-Ethylhexyl Methacrylate(2-EHMA) market include Mitsubishi Rayon, Evonik , NOF Corporation, BASF Group, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL, Kyoeisha Chemical, Fushun Anxin Chemical, Shanghai Hechuang Chemical.
2-Ethylhexyl methacrylate, a colorless transparent liquid, is mainly manufactured by methacrylic acid or methyl methacrylate reacting with 2-ethylhexanol. Due to its outstanding performances, 2-Ethylhexyl methacrylate is widely used in many industries, such as paints and coatings, adhesive and sealants, fiber treatment agent industry and so on. Among those applications, paints and coatings is the largest consumption field.
According to its manufacturing process, 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate can be got from methacrylic acid esterification or methyl methacrylate transesterification. Since price of methacrylic acid is higher than that of methyl methacrylate, 2-EHMA manufacturers prefer to adopt methyl methacrylate transesterification method to produce 2-EHMA.
Considering its applications and alternatives, the 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate market size is not large with some manufacturers engaged in the industry. Demand from downstream industries sets obstacles for the industry. It is estimated that the whole 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate market will keep the current softening situations with gradually increasing size.
Market Segment Applications, can be divided into
· Paints and Coatings
· Adhesive and Sealants
· Fiber Treatment Agents
Market Segment by Type, covers
· Esterification Type
· Transesterification Type
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